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Author Archives: von Helsing III

Largest gold hoard in Israel ever found

From the J. Post: “The largest treasure of gold coins discovered in Israel was found in recent weeks on the seabed in the ancient harbor in Caesarea National Park, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said on Tuesday. A group of divers from the diving club in the harbor reported the find to the IAA whose … Continue reading »

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Major 12th century coin hoard found

Good research pays off again! ————————- Metal detector enthusiasts in Buckinghamshire have uncovered what is thought to be one of biggest hoards of ancient coins ever found in Britain. Paul Coleman from the Weekend Wanderers Detecting Club discovered more than 5,000 coins buried inside a lead bucket two feet under a field near Aylesbury. The … Continue reading »

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Fenwick Roman Jewelry Hoard Found “Roman jewellery has been discovered during excavations at an Essex department store. Gold and silver armlets, bracelets, rings and coins were found buried in the remains of a Roman house beneath Williams and Griffin in Colchester. It is thought they were hidden by their wealthy owner in AD61, when Boudicca’s British tribes burnt down … Continue reading »

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Second Jewish Revolt Coin Hoard Found

Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority have unearthed a cache of 114 bronze coins, dating to the Year Four of the Great Revolt, at an archaeological site on the outskirts of Jerusalem.  On one side, the coins are stamped with a chalice and the Hebrew inscription “To the Redemption of Zion.”…

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New Treasure Book Out

I’ve completed editing and republishing a wonderful fiction book of a treasure hunt written in 1887.  It was a good tale, with plausible plot and very detailed on the experiences in Paraguay. The original author was a naturalist and had travelled extensively in Paraguay. He also had found a treasure hoard while there, according to … Continue reading »

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Good research brings in $14 million

Following up on leads using analysis to figure out whether they are worth pursuing or not. In this case, they felt the lead was believable and viable. “Reg Mead and Richard Miles, two English metal detector enthusiasts, have discovered a trove of approximately 50,000 coins dating back to the Iron Age (2,000 years … Continue reading »

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Most times you blunder when you talk about your treasure “The “greatest buried treasure ever unearthed in the United States” is about to be hit by the tax collector. According to Kathleen Pender, a columnist at the San Francisco Chronicle, the couple who found in cans buried on their property more than 1,400 rare gold coins worth more than $10 million will probably owe close to half of … Continue reading »

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Sometimes you blunder into treasure

BY JOHN ROGERS / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: Feb. 25, 2014 Updated: 12:30 p.m. LOS ANGELES – A Northern California couple out walking their dog on their Gold Country property stumbled across a modern-day bonanza: $10 million in rare, mint-condition gold coins buried in the shadow of an old tree. Nearly all of the 1,427 … Continue reading »

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Gold hoard found near Temple Mount in Isreal

Israeli archaeologists have made what they say is a ‘breathtaking, once-in-a-lifetime discovery.’ They have unearthed gold and silver jewelry, a gold medallion depicting the menorah and 36 Byzantine gold coins near the Temple Mount’s southern wall in Jerusalem.

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Some Treasure Chests

Here you will see 2 different treasure chests from a museum near Monterrey, CA.  These are more likely strongboxes for the captain of a sailing vessel.  Using banded iron and handles on two ends, these were stout and built to last. Likely required two persons or more to carry.

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